\ˈbrānd \

Definition of brained 

: having a brain of a specified kind used in combination featherbrained

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But the filmmakers are so cavalier about the idea that any of this is supposed to make any sense that there's a certain liberation in not burdening two human-brained insects with the fate of the entire universe. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Film Review," 27 June 2018 This relatively small-brained hominin is thought to have been confined to Africa between around 2.4 million to 1.4 million years ago. Colin Barras, Scientific American, "Tools from China are Oldest Hint of Human Lineage Outside Africa," 11 July 2018 Emily Watson plays Florence’s healthy-brained but cruel mother. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "In On Chesil Beach, a Longing Unfulfilled," 17 May 2018 There’s something for left- and right-brained folks alike: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett will each headline an event. Kt Hawbaker,, "'Gone Girl' author Gillian Flynn, documentarian Errol Morris, and Questlove to headline 'Graphic!' spring Humanities Fest," 22 Mar. 2018 Age of small-brained hominin is surprisingly younger than expected. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "Our Neighbor, Homo naledi," 9 Mar. 2018 All evolutionarily successful animals are geared toward optimism, particularly us big-brained humans. Jeff Stibel, USA TODAY, "The downside of being up. Or when is too much optimism too much?," 26 Jan. 2018 And surprisingly, so does the tiny-brained praying mantises. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision," 10 Feb. 2018 What Drake knew was how to combine the right and left-brained attributes of a well-rounded success story. Kathy Iandoli, Billboard, "Numbers on the Board: How Drake's Streaming Success Is a Lesson in the New Music Business Model," 31 Jan. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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